teradesa.com As the largest volcanic area in East Java province, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park has an area of 800 square kilometers. This tourism destination is not to be missed, especially for those who are interested in volcanic activity. You can see the smoke and ash coming from Mount Semeru, an active volcano with an altitude of 3,676 meters above sea level.
Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is the only conservation area in Indonesia that has a 10km sea of sand called Tengger, where four new volcanoes are located. These are Gunung Batok (2,470m), Gunung Kursi (2,581m), Gunung Watangan (2,661m) and Gunung Widodaren (2,650m). However, of these mountains, Mount Bromo is the only one that is still active. The temperature at the top of Mount Bromo ranges from 5-18 degrees Celsius. If you head towards the south of the park, you will find a steep plain divided by valleys and decorated with beautiful lakes until you reach the foot of Mount Semeru.
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Using the Air Line
You can use Sriwijaya Air, which has flight schedules to Malang twice a day. Other airlines such as Citilink and Batik Air can also be used because they have flights from Jakarta to Surabaya every day.
You can also go to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park by land by taking the Probolinggo route, precisely through Ngadisari village. Or, you can take the northeast route through Pasuruan, precisely through the village of Tosari. The last option that is quite challenging is through Ngadas.
The most popular and easiest route is through Probolinggo, especially for those who use public bus transportation. Wonokitri route is the closest and easiest route if you leave using a private vehicle from Surabaya, around 5 hours drive. Once you arrive in the rural area, you must rent a 4×4 vehicle to enter the steep path to Mount Bromo.
Most tour groups from Surabaya stay at a number of hotels in Tretes. In addition to a large selection of hotels, this place is also close to the airport. Alternatively, you can also contact your travel agent to arrange a tour itinerary.
Many tourists choose to walk when they are in the National Park area. There are marked paths to make it easier for you to cross the sea of sand to the foot of Mount Bromo. You can also rent a Jeep or Horse car from Cemoro Lawang to get around.
The Tengger sand sea with an area of 5,250 hectares is the perfect place to walk or ride a horse. You can also climb to the top of Mount Bromo or even to the top of Mount Semeru, which is the highest mountain in Java. In addition to climbing the mountain, natural attractions offered are watching the beautiful sunrise from Ranu Kumbolo, where the sun will slowly emerge from the valley between two hills, just like in a fairy tale. Pesona friends can also visit nearby waterfalls including Madakaripura, Coban Sewu, Coban Pelangi, and Coban Jahe waterfalls.
Most of the Tengger natives adhere to Hinduism. Therefore, you can easily find a number of Hindu temples around the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park area. You can visit Kidal Temple, Luhur Poten Temple, Agung Mandara Giri Semeru Temple, and Jago Temple to witness its historical beauty.
In addition to all its natural beauty, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park also has its own cultural charm. Ngadas, a quiet village on the slopes of Mount Bromo, will give you a pleasant cultural experience that is not to be missed. Located on the plateau, which is only 6.5 km away from Mount Bromo, the average temperature in the village has an average temperature of around 0 – 25 degrees Celsius, with refreshing air. The villagers are mostly Tengger natives who still practice ancient rituals and ceremonies that are believed to bring security, good fortune and prosperity.